State lifts 24/7 lane closure on Paumalu Stream Bridge, more repairs necessary

The 24/7 lane closure on the Paumalu Stream Bridge has been lifted, but there’s more work to be done.

HDOT began repairing the bridge, located on Kamehameha Highway between Paumalu Place and Ke Nui Road near Sunset Beach, in May 2016 to ensure its integrity.

Workers installed an Acrow truss structure, or temporary bridge, around the actual bridge.

The remaining repairs require a northbound lane closure on Kamehameha Highway that will occur during daytime non-peak traffic hours. Traffic will be contraflowed through the remaining open lane with flaggers on both sides of the bridge to assist traffic flow. The lane closures are as follows:

  • Thursday, July 28, and Friday, July 29, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 5, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 8, through Friday. Aug. 12, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Emergency vehicles will be given priority access. All roadwork is weather permitting.

The weight restriction of 25 tons continues until further notice.

This is the second time in less than two years the structure has been temporarily repaired. The state is still working on a permanent solution, but does not know when the work would start.

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